Author: Julie Niesen

Cocktail Week Kickoff: The Paloma

Cocktail Week Kickoff: The Paloma

Today starts World Cocktail Week! Who am I to argue about a week of drinking cocktails? I figured that I would break my days-long silence (lesson: never take a vacation day again) with a cocktail. Or two.  Or maybe a week’s worth– and yes, that […]

Romy Jung leaving Aroma, Travis Maier to take helm
Cocktail Hour: The Mint Julep

Cocktail Hour: The Mint Julep

It’s Derby Day!  Well, almost.  Tomorrow is the Run for the Roses, the 2010 Kentucky Derby.  This is when everyone– at least in this section of America– is obsessed with young horses running their hardest, obnoxious (and some elegant) hats, Derby pie, and Kentucky Burgoo. […]

A Foodie’s Guide to Surviving Food Events

A Foodie’s Guide to Surviving Food Events

It’s that time of year– a lot of food-oriented events start happening in the spring through the fall. It starts each year with 1 Night, 12 Kitchens, and continues with the Taste of Cincinnati, 7 Days for SIDS (the brunch, in particular), Taste of the […]

Six Four Diamond Restaurants in Cincinnati!

Six Four Diamond Restaurants in Cincinnati!

AAA released their annual Diamond award winners– and Cincinnati has six in the Four Diamond category! The Palace at the Cincinnatian Orchids at the Palm Court Nicola’s Boca The Celestial Daveed’s Here are the restaurant requirements and the press release if you want to read […]

Taqueria Mercado now open in Javier’s old location
Review: Taqueria Maya

Review: Taqueria Maya

I am really getting tired of your average Mexican cuisine in Cincinnati.  So much of it is just an Americanized idea of what Mexican is– Americanized into bland, yet humongous portions that anyone from, say, California or Texas looks at with disgust and contempt.  I’ve […]

Cocktail Hour: Rickeys and Gimlets and Tonics (oh my)
1 Night, 12 Kitchens: Sunday, April 25

1 Night, 12 Kitchens: Sunday, April 25

Have you gotten your tickets to 1 Night, 12 Kitchens at the Midwest Culinary Institute?  It’s sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine and Local 12 WKRC, and raises funds for MCI student scholarships. Here are the details: CHEF EDWARD LEE Kick-Off Dinner: Friday, April 23, 6:30PM Chef […]

Review: Suzie Wong’s

Review: Suzie Wong’s

This was possibly the most exciting dining experience we’ve ever had.  Four of us, after the rally for Issue 1 downtown, headed up to Suzy Wongs for a late night dinner.  There were a few other people in the restaurant, finishing their dinners.  As soon […]

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